How’s your Christmas shopping going so far? I checked every gift on my list in a pretty timely manner this year only to realize I should probably come prepared to see my family on Christmas Eve with a few stocking stuffers as well. Stockings are my favorite part of Christmas gifting so I like to put a little thought into the tradition.
Here are a few stocking stuffer ideas for the nurse practitioner on your list.
1. Kate Spade iPad Case
OK, admittedly you’d better have a super-sized stocking to fit an ipad case. But, who doesn’t like to wake up to an over-stuffed stocking on Christmas morning. Kate Spade makes a variety of ipad cases from polka dot to zebra stripe that make a perfect gift for the tech savvy NP.
2. Badge Blooms ID Holder
Priced at less than $10, these fun ID holders are perfect for adding a touch of flare to the nurse practitioner work wardrobe. Badge Blooms offers multiple colors and styles from rhinestones to personalized and pediatric themed holders. Bet you can’t pick just one…
3. Personalized Notepads from TinyPrints
Balancing work, family, and a social life can be difficult for nurse practitioners. Staying organized is a must. What better way to keep track of a ‘To Do’ list and jot down reminders than a personalized notepad? TinyPrints has several fun, trendy, pre-designed selections. Some options are even customizable with photos.
4. PediaPals Stethoscope Cover
With cold and flu season in full force, NPs treat a lot of kids this time of year. To make little ones feel comfortable in the clinic, pulling out all the stops is a must. Pediapals stethoscope covers available in tiger, lion, dog, and dinosaur should do the trick.
5. Manicure Gift Card
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers and soaping up take a toll on the hands of NPs. So, it’s nice to spring for a manicure every once in a while. Take the guilt out of primping by purchasing a gift card to a local nail salon for the NP in your life. Bonus points for upgrading to shellac.
6. Nurse Wine Bottle Holder
Decompressing after work with a glass of wine will be taken to a whole new level with the nurse wine bottle holder. This also makes a great present for the nursing student. Including your favorite bottle of wine with the gift is highly recommended.
7. VIM&VIGR Compression Socks
Long days on your feet as an NP can cause pain and swelling. Unfortunately, most compression stockings are uncomfortable and look like something worn exclusively by grandmothers. VIM&VIGR has come to the rescue with fun, comfy compression stockings, the perfect NP stocking stuffer.
8. L’Occitane Beautiful Hands Trio
Dry, cracked hands are all too common among nurse practitioners. Washing hands continually leaves them starving for moisture. L’Occitane’s quality products are an excellent solution to the problem. Lavish the NP in your life with these luxurious lotions.
9. L. Erickson Ponytail Holders
Pulling your hair back in the middle of the work day is often a must. Whether it be for suturing, performing a procedure, or just your sanity, sometimes you just have to get those pesky strands out of your face. But, usually in these most desperate hair moments a ponytail holder is nowhere to be found. Remedy the situation with these fun, no tangle bands.
What’s on your Christmas list this year?